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Meet the Execs: Obama Talk Job Creation with Top CEOs

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President Barack Obama met with an impressive roster of chief executives this morning to talk shop about the economy and job creation.

“I am looking forward to getting good ideas from them, but I am definitely going to talk to them about how we can get more hiring out there,” Obama told reporters before the meeting as he walked to Blair House, which sits across Pennyslvania Avenue from the White House.

The list of CEOs in attendance included John Chambers of Cisco Systems, Eric Schmidt of Google, James McNerny of Boeing, and more.

Other topics up for discussion included a focus on: increasing exports, business innovation and education, according to USA Today.

BusinessandLeadership.com reports some see a new stance toward big business from the White House. Recent moves, such as the free trade deal with South Korea, may also have put the administration in industry’s good graces, according to the site.

“I give the president a lot of credit for being the man big enough to say let’s restart, let’s work on how do we create a more vibrant economy,” Honeywell International CEO David Cote told reporters this morning, according to Reuters.

BusinessWeek reports CEO optimism is on the rise, reaching its highest levels since 2006, according to a survey from the Business Roundtable.

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